Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 3, 2010 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: grillmaster

Every Sunday Mrs. Mando does a "Dump Chicken" in the crockpot.

Mrs. Mando's Herbed Dump Chicken

1 whole roaster (sized to fit your crockpot)

Water to cover chicken

Stuff chicken with:
1 sprig of curry
1 sprig of Thai basil
2 sprigs lemon verbena
1 sprig of rosemary

Add to the water:
1 cup of Chardonnay (more or less as desired/required)
1 tablespoon of bruised Lemon thyme
A couple of bruised leaves of Syrian Oregano

Start on High for about 3 hours, switch to Low for the next 6. (This is the critical step as all of the calories associated with chicken fat evaporate on Low)

SAVE THE WATER!!!!! It makes superb starter broth for chicken or vegeatable soup. It is also tasty poured over rice after it has been reduced just a little bit.

Or you can be a Neanderthal like me and just dunk rolls in it.

FWIW, all of the above herbs are growing like batshit in the Square Foot Gardens right now. There's nothing like using food that is literally minutes old and from your backyard.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 3, 2010 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: grillmaster

Now that does sound like a very tasty combination of herbs. I can't compete in any way with Mrs Mando's herb garden but I do have marjoram, mint, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (is there a song in there somewhere?) growing here. And you're absolutely right - picking produce from your garden is a great way to make you feel that life is absolutely grand in every way.